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PPF seeks fair trial of detained Belarusian bloggers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to President Alexander Lukashenkoof Belarus, expressed concern over the arrest of bloggers Yury Paulavets and DzmitryAlimkin. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Belarus to properly investigate the charges against Paulavets and Alimkin, and ensure they get a fair hearing. The letter also emphasized the […]

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PPF concerned over detention of Turkish journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, expressed concern over the arrest and continued prosecution of investigative journalist Ahmet Sik. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Turkey to properly investigate the charges against Ahmet, failing which he must be immediately released. The letter also […]

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PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab. PPF Secretary General OwaisAslam Ali, in his letter, urged the King of Bahrain to end the continued […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation concerned over attack on Venezuelan journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, expressed concern over the attack on journalist Jamel Louka, a correspondent of Diario La Antena. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter, urged the Venezuelan government to thoroughly and swiftly investigate the attack. According to the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad […]

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PPF concerned over continued detention of Egyptian journalists

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the continued detention of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Egypt to review the cases of the three journalists who have been held in prison for […]

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PPF seeks investigation of publisher’s murder in Philippines

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, expressed concern over the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que on December 19. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Philippines to investigate the incident to establish motive and to bring the perpetrators to justice. According […]

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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

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Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulators

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Pakistan’s print media highlighted important issues including the revival of Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) after 18 years; the recent flexing of muscles by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to regulate private TV channels and the opening of Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. PPF monitored […]

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Sharjeel orders stern action over torture of journalists

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Karachi: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon directed the inspector-general of the Sindh police and the Karachi police chief to take stern action against elements involved in torturing journalists outside the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) on Saturday. A handout quoted him as saying that the government would not allow any sort of restriction on the […]

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Has the media been responsible with its independence?

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KARACHI: The media is more independent than it is responsible. This is what a study of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) concluded — an analysis that was seconded by most journalists and students present at its launch. The IoBM, in collaboration with the USAID, launched its ‘Media Responsibility and Independence Index (MRII) 2015′ at […]

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Anarchy if media not free: LHCBA

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court Bar Association President Pir Masood Chishti has said lawyers believe not only in the rule of law and provision of justice but also in the media freedom. He said this while visiting the daily Jang office on Monday, accompanied by LHCBA Vice President Irfan Arif Sheikh. He said the country would […]

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Television news channel illegally off air in Karachi

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A private television news channel “Saama TV” was forced to go off the air in several areas of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, for the unknown reasons on Wednesday December 10, 2014. Earlier on October 25, 2014, several television news channels had gone off the air for about six hours in Karachi and other parts of […]

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Media in chains

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By: Marvi Sirmed In what appeared to be an extremely shocking piece to me, Neha Ansari, a former staffer of Daily Express Tribune, narrated how the modern censorship works in media. Her article appeared last week as a blog-post on South Asia section of the blogazine, Foreign Policy. Ms. Ansari revealed how the establishment (let […]

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CPNE resents Imran’s allegations

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), while reiterating complete solidarity with the freedom of the media, expressed extreme annoyance over the ongoing campaign of criticising and levelling allegations against journalists and the media by Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The CPNE vowed to resist, defend and counter the campaign with full strength. […]

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